An opportunity to grow your skills and knowledge in patient safety research

The Yorkshire and Humber PSRC is committed to developing an inclusive workforce that drives world-leading patient safety research. ”We aspire to be the place that patient safety researchers, whatever their background, aim to establish their research careers and plan their future research trajectory.”

We aim to:

  • Support individuals to achieve their potential.
  • Support under-represented groups developing patient safety research careers.
  • Increase the representativeness  of our research community.

Our approach is to value the individual and to develop opportunities for people at different stages of their research careers and from different backgrounds.

Opportunities for NHS professionals

The Yorkshire and Humber PSRC is introducing a new regional Patient Safety Research Development Award for NHS professionals/managers to enhance skills and knowledge in patient safety research by working with us on a short placement.

This award will give individuals the opportunity to have protected time to work with us and learn about aspects of patient safety research that are of interest to them and which also align with Yorkshire and Humber PSRC research themes.

What the award will fund

Up to £7k to fund protected time for you to be released from your NHS job to work with us.

Supervision and mentorship

If successful, you will receive expert supervision/mentorship from a research buddy, who will agree your learning objectives and support needs to ensure you get the most out of your placement.  You may also opt to choose a mentor or clinical advisor from within your own organisation or from within our team who can act in an advisory and advocacy capacity. Several of our team have clinical backgrounds (medicine, nursing, allied health care practice, and psychology) which may help if you wish to develop a clinical academic career or require clinical advocacy to enable protected time when difficulties are encountered at work.


The award is open to NHS professionals (clinical staff and managers) working within healthcare settings or services (e.g., NHS Trusts, community care, primary care, ambulance service) in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Your line-manager will need to support your application.

How to apply

This year’s Patient Safety Research Award has now closed. If you would like to be notified when the 2025 award opens to applications, please complete this form.

Want to learn more? 

Watch these short videos about the PSRC and the Patient Safety Research  Development Award.

Dr Angela Grange introduces what the scheme is and who it’s for.

If you have any questions about the scheme:

  • Read the FAQs document here
  • Contact

Find out more about NHS staff who work with our team

Hadeel Mohamed

Hadeel is a primary care pharmacist recently joined the Yorkshire & Humber PSRC as a Safety Equity Fellow for a 3-month placement within the ‘Decluttering (safely) for safety’ theme.


University of Leeds Industrial placement students Beth Holden and Isabelle Baker interview Dr William Lea, a doctor in Acute Medicine, about his experience of working with the Yorkshire & Humber PSRC and conducting Patient Safety research.